As you read this I am on my way to a pool party at my friend’s co-op building. This is the third pool party she’s had (one last year, one other one this year) and both times I’ve made desserts with fruit.
Both the cobbler last year and the chocolate raspberry pie this year were good, but in transporting them from my apartment in Brooklyn, to work in Manhattan, to her place in NJ, there was some spillage.
I think the saddest part of this story is that I didn’t learn after the first time. No, wait, the saddest part of the story is that I also didn’t learn after the second time.
Earlier this week, when we were discussing what I would bring, I mentioned that I’ll have to be careful not to spill whatever it is. And she looked at me like I was nuts and said, “Why don’t you just make something that won’t spill?”
D’uh. So I figured I needed a recipe for cookies or brownies.
Luckily, that same day, How Sweet Eats posted a recipe for Better than Crack Brownies. And I knew it was destiny.
My roommates and I have had a no oven rule during this hot NYC summer, but I was home alone Wednesday afternoon so I thought I’d take advantage of the situation and use the oven.
I managed to make it through most of the steps for the actual brownie part.
I successfully got the brownies in the oven, although we don’t have a brownie pan so I had to use two smaller pans, and was waiting for them to be finished so I could top them with peanuts and peanut butter cups (I used the mini ones from Trader Joe’s) and finish baking them.
Unfortunately this is when the locksmith, who was supposed to be there at 2, but screwed up and didn’t come until 4, arrived.
Luckily I still managed to get the brownies out and back in the oven while he was fixing our door, but my picture taking kind of fell off.
The end result is quite good, although, honestly, not as good as I wanted them to be. I think the rice crisps I used weren’t the best choice. But the actual brownie part is amazing, I would make those again alone.
Overall I give them a very positive review. Plus they were simple to make.
Hopefully they will transport well and my friends will like them!